Berkeley College Foundation Events

BERKELEY COLLEGE FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS BUSINESS LEADERS AT 2019 RECOGNITION DINNER

Alumna Cecilia M. Perez, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Company Litigation & Regulatory Proceedings Team, Receives Distinguished Alumni Award and Kenneth Weinstein, President and CEO, Newtown Savings Bank, Receives Outstanding Contribution Award

Photo of Beverly Munoz, Tatiana Aviles, Angel Sanchez, Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Executive Director, Berkeley College Foundation, Daniyel Bingham, Elly Barbosa, and Trinity Sarden

Photo Caption: Six of the 10 first-year Berkeley College students who received scholarships through the Berkeley College Foundation celebrated their accomplishments at the 2019 Leadership Recognition Dinner in Woodland Park, NJ, on November 14, 2019. Left to right are: Beverly Munoz of Hackensack, NJ; Tatiana Aviles of Middletown, NY; Angel Sanchez of Clifton, NJ; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Executive Director, Berkeley College Foundation; Daniyel Bingham of Manhattan, NY; Elly Barbosa of Belleville, NJ; and Trinity Sarden of Passaic, NJ. The Berkeley College Foundation, established in 2015, has awarded 18 student scholarships for tuition aid that total more than $40,000, started a Food Pantry at the Newark campus for all students, and provided discounted MetroCards for eligible Berkeley College students in New York City.

The Berkeley College Foundation celebrated the achievements of scholarship recipients and honored two leaders at the 2019 Leadership Recognition Dinner held in Woodland Park, NJ, on November 14, 2019. Citing the accomplishments in supporting the Foundation, Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Founding Executive Director, acknowledged what the contributions and benefits have been able to accomplish.

“I want to thank everyone here who has helped establish and build this Foundation to be able to benefit our students here at Berkeley College. The students need your support in so many ways, not only with tuition assistance, but as you have heard, sometimes the challenges include transportation or food insecurity. There are many barriers that you help students overcome with your support,” said Dr. Cortes.

The Berkeley College Foundation scholarship award program began in 2018 when eight students received the awards that would help them meet the expense of tuition. In 2019, another 10 scholarships were awarded, for a total of $40,000 in tuition aid. As long as the student maintains eligibility, the $1,000 scholarship award per semester remains in effect for the duration of the student’s program. In addition, contributions from the Berkeley College Foundation helped to establish a Food Pantry at the Newark, NJ campus for all students, and helped provide discounted MetroCards for eligible students to meet their transportation costs in New York City.

At this year’s dinner, the Foundation also bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award to Cecilia M. Perez, Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory Proceedings Team, Goldman Sachs & Company, and the Outstanding Contribution Award to Kenneth L. Weinstein, President and CEO, Newtown Savings Bank.

Photo of Dario Cortes, Cecilia M. Perez, and Michael Iris

The Berkeley College Foundation bestowed Cecilia M. Perez, Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory Proceedings Team, Goldman Sachs & Company (center) with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 2019 Leadership Recognition Dinner held on November 14, 2019 in Woodland Park, NJ. Standing with her are Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Founding Executive Director (left), Berkeley College Foundation, and Michael Iris, Associate Vice President, Berkeley College Alumni Relations & Career Services (right).

Photo of Dario Cortes, Kenneth L. Weinstein, and Michael Iris

Kenneth L. Weinstein, President and CEO, Newtown Savings Bank (center), received the Distinguished Contribution Award. He is with Dr. Cortes and Kevin L. Luing, Chairman, Berkeley College Board of Trustees, and Board Member, Berkeley College Foundation.

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